Gene Simmons wurde als Sänger und Bassist der Hard Rock-Band Kiss unter mit Gitarrist Paul Stanley (gebürtig Stanley Harvey Eisen) die Rock-Band Kiss. Für den Country- und Rock&Roll-Sänger siehe Jumpin' Gene Simmons. Gene Simmons (). Gene Simmons beim KISS-Konzert in München (). Gene Simmons, geboren als Chaim Witz, später Eugene Klein (* August in Haifa, Ken Sharp mit Paul Stanley und Gene Simmons: Die Geschichte von KISS. Hier spricht Sänger Paul Stanley über die Flucht seiner Mutter aus Berlin, das Ego von Gene Simmons, hohe Hacken und kaputte Hüften.
Kiss: Gene Simmons erschüttert über KZ-Schicksal seiner MutterKiss“-Sänger Paul Stanley spricht über das Karriere-Ende der Band Ex-Kiss-Musiker Ace Frehley: „Unterstütze Trump oder ziehe in ein anderes Land“ hatte einst bei Gene Simmons von Kiss angerufen und seine Dienste. Hier spricht Sänger Paul Stanley über die Flucht seiner Mutter aus Berlin, das Ego von Gene Simmons, hohe Hacken und kaputte Hüften. Man wolle nicht still und heimlich verblassen, sondern es noch einmal krachen lassen, sagt Sänger Paul Stanley. Im Frühsommer spielen sie.
Sänger Von Kiss Inhaltsverzeichnis VideoREA GARVEY - KISS MEPaul Stanley (* Januar in Bronx, New York, eigentlich Stanley Bert Eisen) ist ein US-amerikanischer Gitarrist, Sänger und whitebuffalobikefest.com ist Rhythmusgitarrist, Sänger und Gründungsmitglied der Rockband Kiss. Kiss hatten 19innerhalb von 18 Monaten die drei Alben Kiss, Hotter Than Hell und Dressed to Kill mit „haarsträubender, wildwuchernder Musik“ aufgenommen. Die drei Alben bildeten die Basis der erschienenen Live-Doppel-LP Alive!, die zu einem „Meilenstein der Rockgeschichte“ wurde. . Kiss-Sänger Paul Stanley kritisiert die Republikaner als feige. Das herrschende Missvertrauen gegen die Demokratie zerstöre Amerika. They were made for loving you. Welcome to whitebuffalobikefest.com, and today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 KISS songs. Special thanks to our users César. "Kiss"-Sänger hat ein Kälbchen als Doppelgänger Ob die Kuh-Eltern im Stall immer "Kiss" gehört haben, weiß man nicht. Ihr Kälbchen aber schaut im Gesicht exakt so aus wie Sänger Gene Simmons.
Man hoffe nun, noch engeren Kontakt zu den Fans zu bekommen. Und warum das alles jetzt? Es sei einfach an der Zeit gewesen, Kiss sei aber trotzdem immer noch Kiss.
Der Plan funktionierte: Plötzlich rissen sich Journalisten um Interviews mit den zuvor in Vergessenheit geratenen Rockern. Dabei war musikalisch alles beim Alten geblieben.
Nur das Kunstblutspucken wurde aus dem Programm genommen. Ohne Kriegsbemalung sah es irgendwie lächerlich aus. Also durfte auch die Kostümierung von einst nicht fehlen.
Dabei ist er in Wahrheit ein knallharter Unternehmer, der Sätze sagt wie: "Freundschaften interessieren mich nicht wirklich.
Ich mag eher Geschäftspartner. Geld ist romantisch, das Schönste auf Erden. Damit das auch so bleibt, will Simmons künftig nie wieder ungeschminkt spielen.
Schrecklich sei das damals gewesen, ein Riesenfehler. Man kann ihm glauben - oder seinen nächsten PR-Coup abwarten.
Simmons liebt die Rolle des blutspuckenden Monsters, doch hinter der furchterregenden Maske Bis zu zwei Stunden brauchten die Bandmitglieder von Kiss vor jedem Auftritt allein für das Auflegen des Make-ups, jedes Bandmitglied hatte eine eigene Schminkmaske.
Das hatte auch den Vorteil, dass Frehley ungeschminkt Wuchtige Donnerschläge, meterhohe Flammensäulen, funkensprühende Gitarren, die sogar Feuerwerkskörper verschossen - Kiss wurde auch durch seine bombastischen Bühnenshows weltberühmt.
Der pyrotechnische Dauereinsatz, hier eine Aufnahme von , lohnte sich: Bis heute hat die musikalisch eher unspektakuläre Band mehr als hundert Millionen Alben verkauft und mit dem Fan-Club "Kiss-Army" auch noch mehr 40 Jahre nach ihrer Gründung eine riesige Anhängerschaft.
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Rührendes letztes Video von Karl Dall "Wenn ich das noch miterleben darf Anzeige: Telekom empfiehlt Exklusiv über t-online. In September , Kiss announced that, after 45 years of recording and performing, it would be embarking on its ongoing final tour, the End of the Road World Tour , in Kiss is regarded as one of the most influential bands of all time,  as well as one of the best-selling bands of all time , having sold more than 75 million records worldwide, including 21  million RIAA -certified albums.
Kiss has 14 Platinum albums, with three albums being multi-Platinum. That band recorded one album, which was shelved by Epic Records , and played a handful of live shows.
Simmons and Stanley, feeling a new musical direction was needed, abandoned Wicked Lester in and began forming a new group.
Simmons and Stanley met Criss in a nightclub where he was playing drums. After hearing Criss sing, they thought Criss should be in the new band they were forming.
Criss then auditioned for, and later joined their new band. The three focused on a much harder style of rock than that played by Wicked Lester.
They also began experimenting with their image, by wearing makeup and various outfits. Although the performance went well, Ellis disliked the group's image and music.
In early January , the group added lead guitarist Ace Frehley. Frehley impressed the group with his first audition, although he showed up wearing two different colored sneakers, one red and one orange.
A few weeks after Frehley joined, the classic lineup was solidified as the band to be named Kiss. Criss mentioned that he had been in a band called Lips, so Stanley said something to the effect of "What about Kiss?
The art department asked him if he wanted it to be redrafted to be perfect and he said, "It got us this far, let's leave well enough alone.
Our number one rule has always been no rules. The letters happened to look similar to the insignia of the Nazi SS , a symbol that is outlawed in Germany by Section 86a of the German criminal code.
However, Simmons and Stanley, both Jewish, have denied any intentional likeness to Nazi symbolism in the logo. Since , most of the band's album covers and merchandise in Germany have used a different logo, in which the letters "SS" look like the letters "ZZ" backwards.
The band's name has repeatedly been the subject of rumors pertaining to alleged hidden meanings. Simmons has denied all of these claims. The first Kiss performance took place on January 30, , for an audience of fewer than ten people at the Popcorn Club renamed Coventry shortly afterward in Queens.
Our first show ever was at Coventry. Coventry was a study in contrasts. The first time we played there was nobody there.
The last time we played there, you could barely get in the door. On March 13 of that year, the band recorded a five-song demo tape with producer Eddie Kramer.
Former TV director Bill Aucoin , who had seen the group at a handful of showcase concerts in the summer of , offered to become the band's manager in mid-October.
Kiss agreed, with the condition that Aucoin sign the band to a record label within two weeks. On November 1, , Kiss became the first act signed to former teen pop singer and Buddah Records executive Neil Bogart 's new label, Casablanca Records.
It was at this concert that, for the first of many times, Simmons accidentally set his hair which was coated in hairspray ablaze while performing his fire-breathing routine.
Casablanca and Kiss promoted the album heavily throughout the spring and summer of Being in Kiss in the very first year and touring around the United States, we felt like we were taking off.
It was like somebody pushing you into the deep end of the pool whether you can swim or not. The early years of Kiss were far from glamorous.
We rode in a station wagon hundreds of miles every day. We would take turns driving and sleeping in the back. We ate burgers at roadside taverns.
We stopped and peed on the side of long stretches of highway when we couldn't find a town anywhere near. Becoming a rock star was better than anything and beyond anything I ever imagined.
There were moments of doubt for me that we were gonna make it. This broadcast included Simmons's first televised interview, a conversation with Mike Douglas in which Simmons declared himself "evil incarnate", eliciting uncomfortable reactions from a confused studio audience.
Fellow Jewish-American guest Totie Fields said it would be humorous if beneath all the make-up Simmons was "just a nice Jewish boy ".
Simmons responded, "You should only know", to which Fields replied, "I do. You can't hide the hook ", a reference to the stereotypical "Jewish" nose.
Despite the publicity and constant touring, Kiss initially sold just 75, copies. Meanwhile, the group and Casablanca Records were losing money quickly.
The band while touring stopped in Los Angeles in August to begin recording its second album, Hotter Than Hell , which was released on October 22, With Hotter Than Hell quickly dropping off the charts, Kiss was pulled from its tour to quickly record a new album.
Casablanca head Bogart stepped in to produce the next album, trading in the murky, distorted sound of Hotter Than Hell for a cleaner and slightly poppier sound.
Dressed to Kill , released on March 19, , fared slightly better commercially than Hotter Than Hell. It also contained what later became the band's signature song, " Rock and Roll All Nite ".
Although Kiss albums had not proved to be big sellers, the band was quickly gaining a reputation for its live performances. Kiss concerts featured such spectacles as Simmons spitting "blood" an effect made primarily from raw egg whites, strawberry syrup and red food coloring and "breathing fire" spitting flammable liquid at a torch , Frehley soloing as his guitar burst into flames light and smoke bombs placed inside the guitar , Criss's elevating drum riser that emitted sparks, Stanley's Townshend -style guitar smashing, and pyrotechnics throughout the show.
By mid, Casablanca was almost bankrupt, and Kiss was in danger of losing its record contract. Both parties desperately needed a commercial breakthrough if they were to survive.
I saw a pattern emerging with us on the road. Every night, I'd ask somebody before the show, "How are we doing?
All of a sudden it was becoming the norm. For me the first realization that things were on an upswing was when we played the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio.
Before the show I went on stage, looked out through the curtain and saw this big crowd and said to myself, "My God, this is really happening! Kiss wanted to express the excitement felt at its concerts which its studio albums had so far failed to do with its first live album.
It was the first version of the song with a guitar solo, and this recording has become the best-known version. It is also the basis of most covers, such as the cover by Poison in In recent years the band admitted that additional audience noise had been added to the album, as well as overdubs on select guitar and vocal spots, not to deceive fans, but to add more "excitement and realism" to the record.
The success of Alive! Following this success, Kiss partnered with producer Bob Ezrin , who had previously worked with Alice Cooper. The result was Destroyer released March 15, , Kiss's most musically ambitious studio album to date.
Destroyer , with its rather intricate production using an orchestra, choir, and numerous tape effects , was a departure from the raw sound of the first three studio albums.
Album art was designed by Ken Kelly , who had drawn Tarzan and Conan the Barbarian and also produced album covers for acts such as Rainbow and Manowar.
Only when the ballad " Beth ", the B-side of the single " Detroit Rock City ", began to gain more airplay on FM radio did the album's sales rebound.
The single was subsequently reissued with the A- and B-sides reversed. The show, co-produced by Bill Aucoin, helped introduce Kiss to an even wider audience.
In addition to the three songs, Kiss was the subject of a brief comedic "interview" conducted by Paul Lynde.
This included Lynde noting, when hearing the members' first names, "Oh, I love a good religious group. Two more highly successful studio albums were released in less than a year: Rock and Roll Over November 11, and Love Gun June 30, A second live album, Alive II , was released on October 14, All three albums were certified platinum soon after their release.
In Japan, Kiss performed five sold-out shows at Tokyo's Budokan Hall , breaking the previous record of four held by the Beatles. In May , Kiss made the first of its many comics appearances, in Howard the Duck issue 12, published by Marvel Comics.
The first Kiss compilation album, Double Platinum , was issued on April 2, This double album included many remixed versions of the band's hits, as well as "Strutter '78", a re-recorded version of a song from the group's first album.
At Bogart's request, this version of the song featured a disco influence. During this period, Kiss merchandise became a substantial source of income for the group.
Some of the products released included a pair of comic books issued by Marvel the first contained ink mixed with actual blood donated by the group , a pinball machine, dolls, "Kiss Your Face Makeup" kits, Halloween masks, board games , lunchboxes, trading cards and many other pieces of memorabilia.
Membership in the Kiss Army , the band's fan club, was in the six figures. Kiss was at its commercial peak by To that end, an ambitious, two-pronged strategy was devised for The first part involved the simultaneous release of four solo albums from the members of Kiss.
Although Kiss has claimed that the solo albums were intended to ease rising tensions within the band, its record contract did in fact call for four solo records, each of them counting as half an album toward the group's five-record commitment.
It was the first time that all current members of a rock band had released solo albums on the same day. For the band members, it was a chance to showcase their individual musical styles and tastes outside of Kiss, and in some cases to collaborate with contemporary artists.
Simmons's was the most diverse of the four, featuring hard rock, ballads, Beatles -influenced pop and a cover version of " When You Wish upon a Star " from the Disney film Pinocchio.
The solo albums were released on September 18, Of the four, Frehley's album was the most successful, and spawned the only resulting hit single, a cover of " New York Groove ", written by Russ Ballard and originally performed by Hello.
The second part of Kiss's and Aucoin's plan called for the band to appear in a film that would cement its image of larger-than-life rock-and-roll superheroes.
Filming commenced in the spring of Although the project was proposed to the band as a cross between A Hard Day's Night and Star Wars , the final result fell far short of those expectations.
The script underwent numerous rewrites, and the band particularly Criss and Frehley grew increasingly frustrated with the filmmaking process.
It was released theatrically, after many changes, outside the U. The band members were unhappy with the finished film, and would speak about their filmmaking experience in later interviews with a mix of humorous embarrassment and regret.
They felt that the film portrayed them more as clowns than superheroes. The artistic failure of the film led to a rift between the band and Aucoin.
Kiss' first album of new material in two years, Dynasty , continued the band's platinum streak. Session drummer Anton Fig performed almost all the percussion on the album while Criss recovered from an automobile accident.
The only song to feature Criss's drumming was "Dirty Livin ' ", on which he also sang lead. Billed as "The Return of Kiss", the Dynasty Tour was expected by Kiss and its management to build on the success of previous tours.
Plans were drawn up for a Kiss-themed traveling amusement park called "Kiss World", but were abandoned because of the immense costs involved;  however, "The Return of Kiss" saw a marked decline in attendance.
The crowds on this tour were much younger than previous audiences had been, with many preadolescent children in Kiss make-up with their mothers and fathers who were sometimes wearing the make-up themselves in tow at most concerts.
Kiss themselves did little to dissuade this new fan base, donning colorful costumes that reinforced a cartoonish image for these younger fans.
The fans were unaware of the dissension within the band. One very public indication of the heightened friction within the group was an infamous October 31, , interview on Tom Snyder 's late-night The Tomorrow Show.
During the episode, a visibly irritated Simmons and Stanley attempted, unsuccessfully, to contain the inebriated Frehley, whose frequent laughter and joking overshadowed the conversation between Snyder and the rest of the band.
Criss made references to his large gun collection, to the chagrin of Simmons. By the end of the Dynasty tour in December , tensions between Criss and the rest of the band were at an all-time high.
His drumming skills had noticeably eroded, and he even intentionally slowed down—or stopped playing altogether—during some concerts.
The final show of the tour December 16, was the last time Criss performed with the group for almost 17 years, although he remained an official member for nearly six more months.
Anton Fig played all the drums on the next album, Unmasked , although he was not credited, while Criss appeared on the cover. Showcasing a slick, contemporary pop sound, Unmasked released May 20, had the dubious distinction of being the first Kiss album since Dressed to Kill to not achieve platinum sales.
Soon after the album's release, Criss' departure was officially announced. The band auditioned dozens of replacements for Criss in June One of the many who auditioned was Tico Torres who would later be with Bon Jovi.
They finally settled on a little-known drummer-guitarist-pianist-keyboardist-singer from Brooklyn named Paul Charles Caravello born July 12, who adopted the stage name Eric Carr.
His first make-up design was modeled on a hawk, though it was rejected as Stanley felt it looked more like a chicken. Carr ultimately settled on a "Fox" persona.
This was Kiss's only U. The band's tour of Australia and New Zealand, on the other hand, was one of the biggest in its history, as they played to sold-out crowds and received overwhelmingly positive press coverage.
For its next album, the band worked again with producer Ezrin, with whom Kiss had found success on Destroyer.
Early press reports indicated that the new album would be a return to the hard rock style that had originally brought the band success.
However, 's Music from "The Elder" was a concept album featuring medieval horns, strings, harps , and synthesizers.
The album was presented as a soundtrack to a film that was never made, making it difficult to follow the storyline.
To make matters worse, having received negative feedback following its record company's preview of the album, Kiss altered the record's track sequence in most countries to emphasize potential singles "The Oath" and "A World Without Heroes", which all but guaranteed the inability of listeners to understand the already-muddled storyline.
Once released, fan reaction to The Elder was harsh; it failed to achieve Gold status and peaked at No. The band made only two appearances in support of the new album, both in January One was a performance on the ABC late-night variety program Fridays , while the second was a lip-synced performance that was broadcast via satellite during Italy's Sanremo Music Festival.
Absent from the satellite performance was Frehley, who had become increasingly frustrated with Kiss's new musical direction.
Upset with the band's decision to record Music from "The Elder" , he did not actively participate in the album's creation, providing lead vocals for only one track, "Dark Light".
He did not appear at a special concert at Studio 54 in New York City, leaving Kiss to perform as a trio. He recorded his guitar parts at his home studio in Wilton, Connecticut , and mailed them to Ezrin.
Another source of frustration for Frehley was that with the departure of Criss, and with Carr not being an equal partner in the band, he was often outvoted 2-to-1 on group decisions.
In June , Frehley's departure from the band was negotiated, although he did not officially leave until December, and remained a business partner with Simmons and Stanley until Although Frehley had already decided to leave the band, he was pictured on the covers of 's Killers and Creatures of the Night , although he did not participate in the recording of either album.
Creatures of the Night October 13, was Kiss' heaviest album to date, and although it fared better than Music from "The Elder" , it peaked at only No.
In Frehley's absence, Kiss utilized a number of guitarists for the recording of the album, including Vinnie Vincent born Vincent John Cusano on August 6, Frehley's last appearance with the band until the reunion was in the music video for the single " I Love It Loud ", which was co-written by Vincent.
Frehley also appeared on the cover of the original Creatures of the Night album artwork. When the album was remixed and re-released in with a non-make-up cover and a slightly different song order, to reflect the band's roster change and abandonment of its make-up and costumes, Vincent was again absent from the album cover, as then-current lead guitarist, Bruce Kulick , appeared instead.
Vincent officially replaced Frehley as lead guitarist in December , as the band embarked on its 10th Anniversary Tour.
Vincent originally wanted to use his birth name in the band, but this was vetoed by Simmons on the grounds that it sounded "too ethnic".
Specifically, according to Simmons, "it sounded like a fruit vendor". Simmons went on to note that "fairly or unfairly, rock and roll is about image".
Simmons later suggested the name change to "Vinnie Vincent". Vincent started actively pushing to join Kiss as a full member. Despite the misgivings that both Simmons and Stanley harbored about his personality, Vincent was taken into the band.
Stanley designed a character, "The Wiz"   also known as "The Egyptian Warrior",  and make-up centered around an Egyptian ankh , for Vincent.
A persona as "The Ankh Warrior" or similar is not mentioned in the book at all. Vincent's personality did not mesh well with either Stanley or Simmons, and he was dismissed from Kiss at the end of the Creatures tour.
He was quickly reinstated before recording started for Lick It Up because Simmons and Stanley could not find a new lead guitarist on such short notice.
Vincent appeared on the cover of Lick It Up and was credited as the lead guitarist. Personality issues arose once again, and Vincent was fired following the Lick It Up tour, due in part to excessive guitar soloing at a concert in Quebec.
He was replaced by Mark St. John birth name Mark Norton. Vincent's work on Creatures of the Night was not officially recognized until the album was remastered in Versteckte Kategorie: Wikipedia:Weblink offline.
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